Paediatric Registrars available from 2nd August 2021 are sought for accredited training positions in New Zealand’s north island, just 2 hours from Auckland. The roles are recognised for training for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians exams and offer excellent teaching and opportunities to experience a broad variety of paediatric medicine.
The Paediatric Department offers two Advanced Trainee positions (for 6-12 months each) and 12 positions for Senior House Officers (includes 8 positions for Paediatric basic trainees). All trainees are fully supervised and expected to fulfil RACP criteria for Basic or Advanced training.
It is a busy supportive department of 10 senior clinicians and provides an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience, at junior and senior levels, to a wide range of Paediatric cases, including management of emergencies in the ED setting, resuscitation and care of newborn and premature infants (usually > 32 weeks), ward acute and chronic cases and OPD clinics (registrar run with consultant back up).
There is a wide range of daily teaching sessions including APLS scenario teaching, dedicated SHO teaching, Paediatric Radiology session, Paediatric journal club and videoconference links to Starship (tertiary referral Hospital, Auckland) teaching sessions. All registrars are expected to attend visiting Starship sub-specialty clinics.
The contract duration can be for 6 or 12 months..
- General Registration or eligibility for general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
- Previous paediatric experience essential
The 349 bed hospital is a secondary hospital providing general medical and surgical services to the regional population which is 25% ethnically Maori. Level 4-5 services include medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology, and psychiatry.
The hospital serves one of the fastest growing populations in New Zealand and has been redeveloped to allow expansion of services over the last few years with the addition of a new wing, operating theatres, out patient clinics and maternity unit.
Tauranga is a vibrant city and the surroundings are spectacular with beautiful beaches and countryside in close proximity. The Coromandel, East Cape and Auckland are all an easy drive away, as are the ski fields of the Central Plateau and Lake Taupō. There is outstanding access to outdoor recreational opportunities and a wide-range of schooling options, both public and private, an Institute of Technology and a recent addition is the University of Waikato Campus. Lifestyle options are diverse, and you can live 20 minutes from the hospital on a lifestyle block, in the bush, on an estuary with a boat or kayak or at the beachside town of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa.
Applications and Further Information:
If you are interested in this role please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages